Here is the text of a press release on the event:
- HOLLYWOOD -The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents THE PIXAR STORY (2007, Disney/Pixar, 87 min.), a documentary on the Pixar Animation Studio, on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 PM. The film features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Brad Bird, John Lasseter, Steve Jobs and many key players. Discussion following the film with director Leslie Iwerks. Screening is at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Tickets are available on www.fandango.com. Guests subject to availability.
THE PIXAR STORY with a discussion following the film with director Leslie Iwerks
Tuesday, December 11, 2007: Egyptian Theatre The Tuesday, December 11th program is a 7:30 PM screening of THE PIXAR STORY, (2007, Disney/Pixar, 87 min.), directed by Leslie Iwerks. Starting in the mid 1980's, an exceptional and inspiring trio of innovators, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, combined their gifts in art, science and business to launch a whole new approach to making 3-D animated films and ended up reshaping the face of filmmaking forever. In the new documentary film THE PIXAR STORY, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks (director of THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE-THE UB IWERKS STORY) takes viewers on a dramatic journey filled with personal sacrifice and fueled by passionate belief in the possibilities of a new medium illustrating how Pixar Animation Studios was born. The first in-depth look at the most influential animation studio of its time, THE PIXAR STORY goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animated feature films. Iwerks uses never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers to chronicle the remarkable company that revolutionized an industry. Includes exclusive interviews with some of the key players in the Pixar story including John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, George Lucas, Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Brad Bird and more. "...an incisive and often inspiring story of a group of super talents for whom failure was not an option." - Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter Discussion following the screening with director Leslie Iwerks.